|Birth: ||May 17, 1847|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 1931|
William was the son of Thomas Archer and Rebecca Simpson. He married Nancy Ann "Missie Nira" Ballew in 1877 and they had: Osker Lee, Martha Jane, David Benjamin, an Infant Daughter, James Elmer, Rebecca Edith, Thomas Harlan, and Frances Faye.
After his father's death (no record), his mother married James M. P. Gilmore. William grew up in Vernon Co., Missouri. His mother, step-father, and son Osker are buried there at Avola Cemetery.
William was a fifteen year old scout for the Confederate Army in Missouri. He was wounded at Lone Jack and captured in Neosho; a prisoner of war in St. Louis and released at the end of the war.
He was a resident of the Checotah IOOF Odd Fellow Home in McIntosh Co., Oklahoma from August 31, 1924 until May 18, 1925. On April 11, 1930 he was enumerated as an inmate at the County Poor Farm in Burnham Township in Pawnee Co., Oklahoma.
In 1930, both William and Nira listed themselves as being widowed; perhaps they had been separated for some years and lost track of each other, each assumming the other had died. In 1930, Nira was living with her daughter Edith in Kansas.
William is buried on the south side of Historic Route 66. His great nephew Jimmie Everett Archer (grandson of his brother James M. Archer), is buried across the highway in the northern section of the cemetery.
Burial and cemetery information from http://ancestryfarmer.com/poorfarm.html & Records of Hutchins-Maples September1929-Dec.1958, Bristow, Oklahoma.
Rebecca Simpson Gilmore (1825 - 1900)
Nancy Ann Ballew Archer (1860 - 1936)
Osker Lee Archer (1879 - 1882)*
William Marion Archer (1847 - 1931)
James M. Archer (1850 - 1923)*
DeMillard Elizabeth Simpson-Gilmore Tyler (1852 - 1938)*
Martha Ann Gilmore Greer (1861 - 1953)*
Creek County Poor Farm Cemetery
Plot: South Side.
Created by: Vicki Peterson
Record added: Nov 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16482129